Accessibility at the Eisteddfod

23 July 2019

With less than two weeks to go until the Eisteddfod, organisers have announced accessibility details for this year's festival

Whilst details are available online, https://eisteddfod.wales/accessibility, organisers have also released a short video across social media and through key partners.

Eisteddfod Chief Executive Betsan Moses said, “The visitor experience is vital, and it’s important we do our best to ensure that the Maes is as accessible as possible to everyone coming to visit in Conwy County this year.

“The video gives a flavour of resources available at the festival with full details online.  We’ve been working closely with Attitude is Everything, an organisation which advises festivals and music events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive for deaf and disabled visitors.  We are currently working towards the Gold Level in their best practice charter.

“We are committed to providing a quality service, and we listen to visitors’ comments and experiences.  This year, we’ve ensured the trackways around the Maes are smooth, which will be more comfortable for wheelchair and scooter users.  We’ve also managed to create stone-free paths in Conwy County, which makes the Maes more accessible for everyone.

“And we’ll have two wheelchair and scooter charging points on the Maes, following a request from visitors.  We want people to feel confident and happy when exploring the Maes, without worrying about the battery in the chair or scooter, so go to the Byw Bywyd stand or the charging point close to the food village and Llwyfan y Maes.

“There’s always work to be done to improve accessibility for visitors on the Maes, and it’s vitally important we listen people’s views and opinions.  We are recruiting members for the new inclusivity and diversity committee, and access is an important part of the remit.  Go online to find out more and apply.

“If you come across a problem during the week, please let us know.  Don’t ignore it and get in touch the following week.  Come to the Eisteddfod office or the information desk in the main entrance to talk to us at the time, so that we can do our best to sort it out straight away.  We are here to help, and our aim is to make sure everyone enjoys a wonderful experience at the festival.  So help us make that happen. ”

The Conwy County National Eisteddfod is held on the outskirts of Llanrwst from 3-10 August.  For more information and to buy tickets go online.

Watch our accessibility video here: 

PDF icon Accessibility Guide 2019